Friday, November 20, 2015

The 10 Commandments For Succeeding On The Farm/Homestead - Part 2





4. INVEST IN MONEY MAKING THINGS.
A livable house is all you need. A car that will get you there is all you need. You don’t need to live in style or drive in style. This can come later.
Stay focused on items that will stimulate your cash flow to make the farm or economically viable. He said he often hears people say that they can’t seem to make a go of their farm and then their trash can is full of soda cans, frozen pizza boxes and empty bags of dog food. He believes that pets must carry their weight. Dogs are used as guards and cats are used for rodent control. He said that pets need to be of necessity, not just because they’re fun. It may sound harsh, but the alternative is a few hundred dollars here & there, and then suddenly the farm is not paying the bills.
5. BE COMMITTED 
What separates successful people from failures is that the successful ones get up when they fall down. You will fall, but the question is “Will you pick yourself back up?” When you have a set back, learn from it, and go on. If you think that something has possibilities, be persistent and work through the learning curves, until it becomes profitable. How badly do you want to succeed? Can you taste a full-time farming enterprise? Can you visualize it? It is up to you to modify your production model, get them under control, and make them profitable.
6. DO SOMETHING
Even if it is wrong, do something. It is in making the effort that you discover the right approach. You’ve heard the old saying we learn by our mistakes. We learn more from our failures than our success. So get busy and fail a few times. Every failure will bring you a little closer on the right option. Don’t complain about having bad luck; we all have our good days and our bad days. The knowing is in the doing!
7. WRITE DOWN A PLAN
You need to have a written goal. Make a plan, write down objectives, and actions plans that can make your goals a reality. Doing this will help you to focus; to see the big picture. Post your plan on the refrigerator, a desk, above the bathroom sink, the headboard of your bed. This is your ticket to a dream fulfilled.

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